Outdoors

Strawberry pollination is a complex and a tricky business

Next time you purchase strawberries from a grocery store or local grower/roadside stand, closely inspect one before you chomp down on it. What makes that berry so attractive to eat? Of course, a strawberry should taste sweet, but we buy with our eyes before out taste buds. Part of the ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 4/2/19 Strouse Electric 12-7 @ Liberty 13-6 Strouse Electric Adam Yarnell 98-5 Kevin Novosel 98-2 Mitchell Holden 96-4 Bob Marshall 96-3 Scott Kimble 96-3 Sam McCartney 95-2 Gib Moyer 94-3 Jeff Novosel 94-2 Team 767-24 Liberty Emory Gunsallus 99-4 Lance ...

Can native pollinators provide free services for growers?

With winter officially over and the warmer temperatures moving in, beekeepers will be able to open hives and fully assess their health. For some, it might be a search for the queen. Can she be spotted on any of the frames? If not, are there any eggs (evidence of the queen) or brood? ...

Eagle watches at Little Pine State Park

WATERVILLE - For the opening weekend of local trout season (April 13-14), we will again introduce the public to our resident Bald eagles. According to reports, the adults ,have been incubating eggs since February 23. Saturday’s programs are Eagle Watches at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ...

Easy to be green: Time to get out and prune

As I have mentioned before, now is the time to get out and do any necessary pruning. Hopefully you read the article from the 16th where the Master Gardeners were shown proper pruning techniques at the fairgrounds. Just remember, you do not prune everything this time of year. When in doubt or ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 3/26/19 Liberty 12-6 @ Markovich Const. Inc. 18-0 Liberty Emery Gunsallus 98-4 Scott Rogers 98-3 Rick Bowman 97-5 Lenny Young Jr. 97-4 Brett Glossner 96-2 Allan Muthler Jr. 95-2 Eric Hollobaugh 94-1 Bob Fenton 94-1 Team 769-22 Juniors Lance Bowman ...

Please don’t kiss your chickens!

At your local Tractor Supply, Rural King, and farm supply stores, “Chick Days” are in full swing with Easter right around the corner. This means the inevitable sounds of chicks peeping, ducklings quacking, and children and adults alike squealing from the uncontrollable cuteness. However, ...

Overall harvest largest since 2004-05 license year

LOCK HAVEN — Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today. The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Make up matches for 2/12/19 Liberty 11-4 @ Avis 2-13 Liberty Lenny Young Jr. 98-6 Park Lane 97-5 Scott Rodgers 97-4 Clayton Foster 96-5 Bob Fenton 96-5 Collin Foster 96-4 Emery Gunsallus 96-3 Lions Hinton 94-4 Team 770-36 Avis Chad Marshall 98-7 Nathan Clinger ...

Master Gardeners hone pruning skills by trimming trees at fairgrounds

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County conducted a hands-on pruning workshop at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on March 9. Taught by Penn State Extension Horticulture Educator Tom Butzler, the workshop provided an opportunity to review the goals of pruning, as well as the ...

Penn State Extension to offer free walking program

UNIVERSITY PARK —Penn State Extension will be virtually walking for the sixth year through April and May— this time learning about the Natural Wonders of Pennsylvania. Everybody Walk Across PA is a great program for worksites, schools, community groups, and more. Gather your family, ...

Pennsylvania Wildlife Gala to raise money for wildlife conservation

STATE COLLEGE — The 2nd annual Pennsylvania Wildlife Gala to benefit the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation, will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College, on Friday, April 5, beginning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation, based in State College, ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 3/12/19 Mill Hall 5-9 @ Strouse Electric 9-6 Mill Hall Karen Woods 98-5 Lynn Wooods 96-4 Jim Baney 95-3 Jeff Koch 91-1 Steve Walker 91-0 Andy Kotzur 90-0 Tom Hamberger 88-1 Dale Johnson 85-1 Team 734-15 Strouse Electric Mike Novosel Jr. 98-4 Andy ...

2019 Forest Landowners Conference

Large and small woodland owners can learn how to better manage and enjoy their property at the 4th biennial Forest Landowners Conference to be held March 22-23 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College. Sponsored by the Center for Private Forests at Penn State and ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 2/26/19 Markovich Const. Inc. 14-0 @ Tylersville 0-12 Markovich Const. Inc. Chase Weise 100-8 Bill Bridgens Sr. 100-7 Tom Welsh 100-6 Navara Reynolds 97-4 Chad Carson 96-5 Dallas Bridgens 96-4 Bill Bridgens Jr. 96-2 Zark Markovich 96-1 Team ...

Wildlife for Everyone Foundation Announces new executive director

STATE COLLEGE — A new Executive Director has been chosen to take the helm of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation (WFEF), the non-profit organization committed to wildlife conservation and education in Pennsylvania. Susan Hawthorne, an experienced professional in the human service non-profit ...

PSU farm safety experts to lead workshop on injury prevention

STATE COLLEGE — A workshop aimed at protecting children and youth who work and/or live on farms, co-hosted by Penn State Extension’s Farm Safety Team, will take place March 28 and 29 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey. The Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop is designed for those who work in ...

State game warden ranks replenished

LOCK HAVEN — Twenty-seven new game wardens are on the job in Pennsylvania. Following 51 weeks of intensive training, the 31st Class of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation graduated Saturday during a ceremony at Susquehanna Township Middle School. This ...

How to protect your yard from deer

METRO — With more than 60 different species of deer worldwide, there's a good chance individuals will have some sort of interaction with these majestic animals at one point during their lifetimes. Deer, which live on all continents except Antarctica, can survive in everything from ...

Easy to be Green: Winter’s effect on creepy crawlers

Okay, I’ve had enough. I am waving the white flag and revoking my wish for snow. Personally, I think Phil was paid off to forecast an early spring. Unless my eyes were deceiving me, I thought he looked a little more “filled out” as in previous years. But, I still will say, snow is ...